Dr. Rob Adlard is a parasitologist working at Queensland Museum.
Recently Rob has been on a quest of biodiscovery to uncover some of the ‘hidden diversity’ on coral reefs with an emphasis on fish parasites. Rob and his team have uncovered many species of myxosporean parasites, some of which are Kudoa spp., and these infect our reef fish. Here is an image of Rob, Dr Terry Miller, and PhD student Holly Heiniger in the waters off Lizard Island. They are collecting small cardinal fish using localised sprays of an anaesthetic while underwater.